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Reflections on 2 years of a hatch, the hatch.

It was with little fanfare or expectation that we opened ‘the hatch’ exactly 2 trips around the sun ago from this very day; a day I like to call ‘today’. It was a day I remember fondly, kind of. I recall it was a beautiful and warm Saturday morning that Jesse and I waddled down to hatch, swept the floors and unlocked the door for the first of many times. I remembering standing at the…

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What is the hatch, and why?

WHAT IS ‘THE HATCH’? AND WHY. Ross O. House Wine & Pinot Noir London, United Kingdom The question I get asked the most often is ‘what is ‘the hatch’’ and why. That’s a terrific question to ask when trying to ascertain exactly what it is we are, and what we’re doing. So no better place to start than (finally) answering  that oft asked question. What, pray-tell, is ‘the hatch’. On a direct level, ‘the hatch’…

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Welcome Grayson – a love story

Wondrous the hatch wine A Short Story by philbert o’flannigan Grayson was thinking about the hatch wine again. the hatch was a wondrous worm with awkward face and sexy nipple. Grayson walked over to the window and reflected on his rustic surroundings. He had always loved sexy west Kelowna with its wonderful, wooden wine. It was a place that encouraged his tendency to feel elated. Then he saw something in the distance, or rather someone.…

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Impotence, Rage, and Wine Awards

And the award for most ‘I don’t get it’ goes to …. ‘the hatch’! Wine awards are a lot like… well, I probably shouldn’t actually say how I’ve personally described wine awards for the last 12 years of my professional wine career. If you’re not easily offended, then email me direct at andrew@hatchwines.ca and I’ll say it there, but for this sake I’ll clean up the language. Wine awards, they’re a lottery ticket. Sometimes you…

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That’s cool art. Where’d you get it from and what does it have to with wine?

That’s a fantastic question and one that must be addressed. But first, let us step back in time and go back all the way to June of 2014 in an office far far away (Summerland). We had this idea for the look of  our wines, but our collective lack of artistic ability left us at a loss. We wanted something eccentric, something polarizing, unique, weird, powerful, genuine and most of all: artistic. Through the miracle…

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The hobo-moth, Chairman of the Board

The over-seer of all things here at ‘the hatch’, our chairman of the board comes to us with lofty credentials. Born on October 13, 1925, in Grantham, England, she attended Oxford University earning a degree in chemistry in 1947, and went on to work as a research chemist in Colchester. Later, she worked as a research chemist in Dartford. Always a fan of education, she later returned to school and received a degree in law;…

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